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PostMon Jul 09, 2007 10:43 pm

Personally I think that just a heavy leather jacket and some leather pants and a paint ball mask if there are enough zombies around me that I need plate mail than I am screwed. I WILL have a large amount of explosives on me at all times so I by some chance the zombies do get I take a lot with me and don't become a zombie.
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 10:20 am

OK, for one thing, full body chain mail *cannot* be bitten through, trust me. It's not too heavy, maybe 100 pounds-ish? The only problem is getting tired while trying to get away from the zombies and being smothered when they all try to bite you...

One other thing not addressed in *any* guide / movie / etc. I've ever seen is AQUATIC zombies...What the hell do we do when Free Willy realizes that he doesn't need to stay underwater? Or are we talking specifically typical human zombies?

Oh, and the best weapon (not tool, i mean) is a katana, according to the zombie guide. It's gt a good reach, one hit kill if you know how to swing it, and is sharp enough that you don't need to be he-man to see some heads roll. Another thing i've been thinking of...What if severing the head doesn't stop the jaw from biting? So My tactic would be to swing the blade right at mouth level, cutting off the brain and leaving the lower jaw attached to the de-animated body. This way, even if the head still *lives*, it can't bite if someone takes a wrong step. And one problem with guns is that they take accuracy to get that one-hit-kill. Try shooting a pumpkin from across your yard...

And plate mail sounds great in theory, but do you have $3,000 to throw at a catalogue for it? Or 4-6 weeks to wait for the *may-be-deceased* mail carrier? Viking's idea about wearing heavy leather was pretty good, and mostly accessible to everyone...or any heavy clothing for that matter. If no heavy clothing, Layers!!! they may be hot, but zombie bites can only go through one or two shirts before there isn't any sharpness to puncture the skin with.

And people think we live in a low-populace area, but think about how many people go to Sandy Creek...thousands! So its only a matter of time before a crap-ton of zombies find their way to us...So we needs people to end the hell out of them...and can we count on military assistance? Or will they bomb the zombies (and our little town) into the dirt to stop the spread?

Adam had a point about zombie-disease spreading...Everything says that one bite makes you a zombie...but don't you have to die first to be re-animated? How will the disease affect the living?-Or other species for that matter...will they be immune?

Oh and by the way, I am *obviously* one of the zombie prepared crazies! ^_^ Hoo-rah!
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PostSat Jul 14, 2007 1:15 pm

Okay, I've been meaning to post here forEVER.


So I'm going to go in reverse order:
    The disease kills you. So it's not a matter of "I'll just not die bwahahaha!" - if you're bit, you're effed in the a.

    Have you spent much time carrying around 100 pounds? Imagine... Josie (I imagine she's about the right weight for this simulation) - now imagine carrying her around on your back for HOURS.
    Exactly.

    Plate mail is a bad idea, too. You require mobility and agility (with as much speed thrown in as possible) - plate mail will not allow any of this. Plus, as noted, you don't want to potentially supply your friendly neighborhood soon-to-be-a-zombie postal carrier with plate mail. They never go unbitten.

    And as for aquatic zombies (or zombie dogs, as is seen in... Resident Evil?) being a zombie doesn't deprive you of your basic needs. I'm pretty sure zombies need to breathe, as would animals. Aquatic animals wouldn't be able to leave the water and survive. You'd need something more mobile, LIKE A HAWK!

    Plus, Sandy Creek doesn't have that many people. The entire school has maybe 1,200 students?
    And while yeah, that seems like a lot, look at the demographics: Redfield is a 40-minute drive away, and probably accounts for 50% of Sandy Creek's students. Since zombies can't drive, that automatically brings us down to only 600 young zombies to contend with. And then you take into account the folks who live in Orwell, Pulaski, Boylston, and even on the far side of Lacona, and we're down to, oh, 20 zombies TOPS. And that's even if the zombies get everyone - so I'd drop it even further to like, 10.

    An island is a bad idea, because if movies have taught us anything, if you're in an isolated area with a handful of people who have narrowly escaped being eaten, the ONE PERSON who was too stupid or too slow to avoid being bitten is also a cowardly liar, and won't admit to being bitten until it's too late. And then it's a game of Tag that no one wins.

    Plus, limited resources. Dawn of the Dead had a fabulous idea going with the mall thing, you just gotta pray that the attack comes when the mall is closed so it's already locked up.




And as for my choices of attire:
    Heavy leather of some sort (probably not a full length jacket, since that would be very heavy, though it would offer some incredible protection)

    JEANS (have you ever really bitten a pair of jeans? those things are excellent protection in themselves, plus you retain mobility!)

    I'm not a big fan of steel-toed shoes, though they would be pretty invaluable in a time of crisis such as this. If I could get my hands on a pair of steel-toed sneakers, I'd be happy.

    Definitely a fashionable leather scarf, though there's a possibility of that becoming more of a hindrance than help. What if a zombie grabs it? You'd have to spin around and try to run away at the same time, and we all know zombies can be some fast mofos.

    A pair of goggles or shop glasses wouldn't be amiss, either. There's a lot of blood thrown around when you fight zombies, and I'd hate to be blinded/potentially turned by getting blood in my eyes.

Weaponry:
    Definitely a katana. Reasonable weight, plus reach, and you don't have to know too much about how to use it for it to be effective.

    Personally, I would also want a handgun or two. Preferably the Sig P226R 9mm. with the laser sight. It's a nice, lightweight tactical handgun with up to 20 rounds per magazine. Very little kick, but it still does damage. I would also reserve this for "just in case" - long distance shots ('cause you know there'll be at least one that needs to be made), I lost my katana, etc.

    Plus something small, blunt, but portable, a la telescopic steel baton.

    I'd also make sure to grab a leatherman from the nearest sporting goods store.


    And I'd be quite interested in finding out if tasers or stun guns work on zombies.
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PostSun Jul 15, 2007 9:49 pm

TARI_!!!!!!!!!
DO NOT TRUST THE PISTOL FOR DISTANCE SHOTS THAT ONLY WORKS IN HOLYWOOD.
And you would want at least a .45 caliber pistol same range more boom.

I now am prepared for the zombies thanks guys... There is now an ammo belt and three boxes of shotgun ammo in my closet(I added a box.) Leather Jacket is now in the front of my closet and I have a key to the armory(8 shotguns, 9 rifles, sooo much ammo for all of them. I am acquiring my pistol permit soon they have some problems giving one to someone who just turned 18 )

more to come later
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PostMon Jul 16, 2007 3:54 pm

Well now, I seem to have a fairly good plan to evade the Zombies. An unfortunate one for you all, I must admit...

I will build many cages.

Then I will tranquillize all the humans I can find (besides myself of course!).

I will then put the cages in a tower.

When the Zombies arrive they will find no human flesh to feast on, because everyone will be trapped in my tower.

Then, I will open a few cages and the first of you will be appetizers!

Next - the main course meal.

And all the important people - world powers, leaders, etc. Will be served last for dessert!!!

When the Zombies are good and full of you all, I will proceed to escort them back to the underworld as I shoot myself in the head with a bazooka.
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PostMon Jul 16, 2007 10:44 pm

will they really get full???
I looked a little into the tazer thing and I think that it would do something to the zombies, it wouldn't hurt them but it would cause the affected muscle to spaz out.

Great news everyone I have decided how my demise would come about if the zombies attacked I would (insert drum roll here) DIE. Sacrifice style of course, give mt life so that others can live on.
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PostTue Jul 17, 2007 11:31 am

Well, as for the armor thing, I'm going with motocross armor still, but I'll put a leather jacket on over it and some jeans, just for you guys since you love me so much.

As for weapons, katana would be a good weapon, but I'm one of those guys that would love the double purpose. Assuming I could have more than one weapon, a katana may very well be my second non-shooting weapon. If I could only carry one though, it'd be a shovel.

Another good idea was given to me by a man working in the Oswego store Kathmandoo, not sure on the spelling.

General Residence (Or area of residence)

Anyway, he said his friend had plans to go north to Canada. Eventually all the zombies would freeze and "die". The muscles of the zombies and everything else would be frozen in place, and their bodies would soak up the water from the snow and they would freeze and become zombiecles.

This is a good plan, but there would be some preparations needed:

- Lots of firewood! For obvious reasons. You would need a lot stockpiled, you could go out and cut more, but you would need some backup for those heavy snowstorms.
- Transportation through the snow would be a big deal. The good thing is though, that if you can't, zombies can't.
- There wouldn't be a lot of food available, so stockpile on that and go get more whenever possible.

Personally, I would choose a small, low-populated area like around these parts. A lot less zombies to worry about and you could live off the land around here for awhile.

Other people may think that an island would be the best bet. Well, as someone said earlier, everyone knows that you're going to have one jackass who doesn't tell anyone they're bitten, and you're all gonna die. Other than that, can zombies swim. Land of the Dead says yes, I say, maybe not... Look out for my next installment in "The Coming Zombie Invasion"; Concerning Zombies
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PostTue Jul 17, 2007 4:24 pm

If I may inject my take on this given situation,

Weaponry:
Crowbar*
Hatchet*
Maxim, MG08/15
MG34
Mauser Gewehr 1888
Mauser Gewehr 98 or Kar98A (NOT Kar98k, Kar98A)
Mauser Kar98k-Scharfscheussergewehr
9mm P-08 Luger
Model 1883 Reichsrevolver

Supplies:
500+ Gallons of Gasoline, set away from anything important
5 Months worth of food
5,000,000 rnds of QUALITY Mauser 8mm ammunition

Remember, in a Zeddie situation, you are not just fighting the Zeddies, you will also be fighting bandits.

Anarchy only lasts for a short while untill the masses can figure out who is the strongest and who can protect them the best.

My thoughts are scattered as of this point due to lack of food.

Should any of you wish to contact me on my reasonings, you may do so over AIM (SoldatFusRgt73)

I may elaborate eventually.

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PostTue Jul 17, 2007 9:51 pm

Ernst Schraer wrote:If I may inject my take on this given situation,

Weaponry:
Crowbar*
Hatchet*
Maxim, MG08/15
MG34
Mauser Gewehr 1888
Mauser Gewehr 98 or Kar98A (NOT Kar98k, Kar98A)
Mauser Kar98k-Scharfscheussergewehr
9mm P-08 Luger
Model 1883 Reichsrevolver

Supplies:
500+ Gallons of Gasoline, set away from anything important
5 Months worth of food
5,000,000 rnds of QUALITY Mauser 8mm ammunition

Remember, in a Zeddie situation, you are not just fighting the Zeddies, you will also be fighting bandits.

Anarchy only lasts for a short while untill the masses can figure out who is the strongest and who can protect them the best.

My thoughts are scattered as of this point due to lack of food.

Should any of you wish to contact me on my reasonings, you may do so over AIM (SoldatFusRgt73)

I may elaborate eventually.

Gott Mit Uns.


Thank you for your list of weapons to stockpile, Andy. It's very much appreciated.

As he said, bandits will also be a problem. It is a good idea to have weapons to fight people, or at least keep them away.
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PostTue Jul 17, 2007 10:37 pm

Another VERY important thing to remember in picking your rifle and pistol is the ammunition.

In my prior post I listed a high ammount of Mauser 8 mil. because that round can at times be hard to find. If you know how to use a weapon with an odd round, say the MP44 (yes, I do know where you can find new semi-auto ones being made), that has an odd ammunition, in this case 8mm Kurz, you must be sure to stock up enough of it to take on an army, as that is what you will be doing.

In pistols, all you truely need is a reliable round that will destroy the brain. Anything that you can operate with one hand, the luger in my case, is an advantage since you can hold a tool or close-quarters weapon, crowbar or hatchet, in the other.

Lots of gas is a good thing too, with a reliable, easily fixed motor transport, in my case a Kubelwagen repro. My Kubel has a main tank of 11gallons with three extra jerry cans holding 5 gallons each. It also has two MG mounts and a holder for an MP40 on the front passenger side. With motor transport, you can launch raids on nearby towns to gather supplies, reconoiter the situation, and even destroy Zed swarms or Bandit hide outs (After all, if any bandits saw my Kubel barreling at 'em with 2 MG34's firing away, theyd make their peace with God rather fast).

On destroying the head of a Zeddie:

If you sever the head, crush it some how. It can't bite if it's a pankake. Thus another purpose for gas here, BURN 'EM!!! If you burn the bodies they cannot reanimate. Possibly one reason the Nazis had huge ovens.

Remember:

Easy to find ammo or a huge stockpile of your choice ammo
Lots of gas
Destroy the head and brain
BURN 'EM!

Das Ende.
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PostWed Jul 18, 2007 3:31 pm

Chain mail is not as much of an encumbrance as Tari seems to think. Yes, its heavy, but that weight is spread over the whole body, not just a 100 pound sack on your shoulders. It bends for maneuverability as well. And as for biting through jeans...have you ever gone "freak-out" style on something? just tried to break it come hell or high water? those zombies will break teeth on biting things, they will not have fingernails, they will have bone claws. (mainly due to clawing at other zombies over meat food) and the jeans do not offer resistance to force, the skin can be "gummed" through with sheer force of biting, and the zombie saliva would then infect the target, who thinks them self safe from infection.

My last bit for this post---> ALWAYS keep a "suicide" round in your pocket...being bitten, clawed, and scratched would be a really unpleasant way to kick the bucket, after all...
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PostWed Jul 18, 2007 6:47 pm

I would say the best 'armour' you can get is the sort of clothing you are used to wearing. If the Zeddies get you, its the end anyway. You've got a decent chance of survival in the clothing you're used to wearing. For me, that means a military style uniform. For others it may mean jeans and a leather jacket.

The major thing to avoid is baggy clothing. it gets caught on stuff, and the zZeddies have a damn good snack time.

Another aspect of the Zeddie Situation you will want to consider is the propor conduct of a Recon/Supply Raid. These can be tricky. Also you may wish to go into the world and hunt the living dead if you feel the need.

These are subjects I may cover in time, if the Author wishes.


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PostWed Jul 18, 2007 8:35 pm

Please, elaborate if you think it will help the human race. This little thread is for all of us to be well prepared.

I think, even though chainmail or other armor may not seem like a large encumberance, you would change your mind in time. Jeans may not be the best idea, but leather and hard plastic are EXTREMELY hard to bite through, even by a blood-thristy humanoid. They're also a lot more comfortable and closer to every-day clothes, which would be easier to function in.
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PostThu Jul 26, 2007 12:32 am

does fire hurt zombies?
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PostThu Jul 26, 2007 12:57 am

Technically i don't know if anything really "hurts" them
Zim: You can't have an invasion without me! I was in Operation Impending Doom 1! Don't you remember?
Tallest Purple: Oh yes. We remember...
[flashback]
Zim: [in giant robot destroying a city] AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Pilot: But sir, we're still on our own planet!
Zim: Silence! Twist those knobs! Twist those knobs! You! Pull some levers! Pull some levers!
[end of flashback]
Zim: I put the fires out.
Tallest Red: You made them worse!
Zim: Worse... or better?
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